Test Station of Naval Armament in Makhachkala

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This test station for naval armament was commissioned in 1939, and is located 2.7 km away from the shore. It has been abandoned for a long time. Its building has been heavily damaged by waves of the nasty Caspian Sea. The watch tower of the station stands 42 m above sea level and, in stormy weather, foamy waves can easily reach its top.

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Tank or a Waterborne Vehicle?

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In 1951, when the Soviet Union was on its high, authorities had an idea of building special floatation devices for tanks. First sample workpieces for T-54 tank were made at in 1952, and, some several weeks later tests were carried out on the Oka river. In the next two years trial test at the sea were conducted. And in 1957, eventually, the floatation device was passed into service.

There were supposed to be as many as 187 (according to the amount of tanks) floatation devices on the strength of the motor rifle division.

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Mechanical Engineering Technologies

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Last Saturday in Moscow region there was held a rehearsal of display of military equipment as a part of International Forum called ‘Mechanical Engineering Technologies.’ There was built a special training ground for the display – a unique area that allows showing riding properties of armored and wheeled machinery to the fullest extent. There are lots of obstacles of different kinds on the training ground needed for demonstration of any types of machinery.

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Aircraft Construction Laboratory

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At the end of 1950’s there was a strong shortage of aircraft engineering personnel at many of aircraft factories. Thus, an idea of establishing a department of aircraft construction at Novosibirsk Electronical Technical Institute was put forward.

Currently there are as many as six departments in the structure of the aircraft construction faculty, and they are: aerohydrodynamics, gas-dynamic impulse devices, environment problems connected with engineering, aircraft construction, flying machines durability and engineering thermophysics. Aircraft construction department laboratory is one of the most impressive ones in the whole institute. So, let’s have a look at this.

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